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Credit Cards in Restaurants

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Credit Cards in Restaurants

Hi,

Do most of the restaurants in Khao Lak accept credit card?

Thanks

Rob

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1. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

"Most" will not, in Thailand cash is king.

Out of an abundance of caution with CC fraud, it can pay to minimise your CC transactions.

Up to you.

Edited: 24 February 2010, 19:47
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2. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

Four2b, thanks for the info and the caution regarding the CC fraud.

From other things I've read on this forum I assume it's OK to withdraw money from either ATMs or at a bank using a bank card? Or am I best briging cash with me and exchanging for Thai Baht locally?

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3. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

I take some Aussie dollars (in my case) to exchange and get my trip going. I then fall back onto ATM's when that cash runs out.

If you haven't seen it yet, this page might help you work out what suits you best;

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g293915-s601/Thailand…

Edited: 24 February 2010, 20:13
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4. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

4b2, please use your money belt - it's safer.

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5. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

Sounds like using an ATM (or bank so that I don't get charged the 150THB for the transaction) is the way to go as I don't particularly like carrying lots of cash.

I assume there are ATM's at the airport so that I can get some cash as soon as I get there for tipping the porters and getting a taxi into Bang La On etc?

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6. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

If you are talking about Phuket airport, N8RJG, there are many ATMs.

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7. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

Mrs_J, I missed your earlier post until just now... very clever ;-)

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8. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

Sorry, yes I meant Phuket airport.

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9. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

I been to The Candle Restaurant, and use my credit card. Only Visa and master.

Try!!

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10. Re: Credit Cards in Restaurants

I used ATM in Khao Lak without any problems at all.

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